(see also Global Governance, Human Rights Advocacy, Feeding the Poor, International Law of War, Peacekeeping, Environmental Defense, Anti-Gobalization Movement, World Health Crises, World Health Crises: HIV/AIDS, Population Pressures & US & the UN)
US:UN. Peter Gowan, New Left Review 24 (11-12/03).
Final Report, UN Commission on Human Security (6/03). Commission chaired by former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata & Nobel Prizewinner in Economics Amartya Sen.
UN women seek greater peace role. Greg Barrow, BBC News (10/31/01). UN Women's Fund (Unifem) says women, the likeliest victims of war, have greatest interest in preventing war & building peace.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Citizens for Global Solutions. Campaign for UN reform & an International Criminal Court.
United Nations. Main homepage.
Permanent Missions to the UN. Directory.
FAO. UN Food & Agricultural Organization.
UNCTAD. UN Conference on Trade & Development.
UNDP. UN Development Program.
UNEP. UN Environment Program.
UNESCO. UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization.
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol).
UNFPA. UN Population Fund.
UNHCR. UN High Commission on Refugees.
UNICEF. UN Children's Fund.
UNIDO. UN Industrial Development Organization.
UNODC. UN Office on Drugs & Crime.
Convention Against Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment (
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979). Signed in 1980 but not yet ratified by US.
Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Signed & ratified by every country in world except US & Somalia.
UN Support Organizations:
Global Policy Forum. Monitoring global policymaking at UN since 1993.
UN International School (New York).
United Nations University (Tokyo).
UN Wire (independent news briefing).
In the Library: Articles
Bennis, Phyllis. "The UN, the US & Iraq," Nation (11/11/02):8-10.
Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Gertrude Mongella (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 221-34. Tanzanian Asst. Secretary-General of UN & Director of its Division for the Advancement of Women.
__________. "Liv Ullman (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 287-94. On work as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF & the UN Children's Fund.
Drinan, Robert F. "US ends 18-year abandonment of UNESCO," National Catholic Reporter (10/11/02)
Lynch, Marc. "Using and abusing the UN, redux," MERIP Report 225 (win 2002).
McGrath, Ben. "Just whistle," New Yorker (12/20/04):42-43. Andrew Thomson case tests rights of whistleblowers at UN.
Rothschild, Matthew. "Bush trashes the UN," Progressive (4/03):19-22.
Williams, Ian. "Boutros-Ghali bites back," Nation (6/14/99):62-66. Review essay on Boutros-Ghali, Unvanquished.
__________. "Kofi Annan: a 'moral voice'," Nation (6/19/00):20-23.
Wirth, Timothy. "US should pay up on UNESCO vow," Christian Science Monitor (10/16/03):11
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bennis, Phyllis & Michael Moushabeck (eds.) Altered States: A Reader on the New World Order (NY: Olive Branch, 1993).
__________. Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN (2nd. ed.; NY: Olive Branch, 2000).
Boutros-Ghali, Boutros. Unvanquished: A US-UN Saga (NY: Random House, 1999).
Cooper, John Milton. Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 2003).
Maury, Marian. The Good War: The UN's World-Wide Fight against Poverty, Disease & Ignorance (NY: Macfadden-Bartell, 1965).
Williams, Ian. The UN for Beginners (NY: Writers & Readers, 1995).
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"The United Nations & UN-USA: Partners for a Better World" , dir. ?, 23m. From UN Association.